My heart lips up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So it is now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The child is father of the man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
by William Wordsworth
Michela graduated in graphic design at Milan’s Accademia di Comunicazione, Italy. There she earned a commendation in the 1999 British D&D Students' Annual for her exhibit design on David Bailey’s retrospective and had a poster published in the catalogue of the 2000 Posters’ Triennale in Trnava, Slovakia.
Immediately after finishing her studies, in 2000, Michela started working for Artech Video Record, at the time, the leading Company in Italy for designing DVD menus. Here she soon became one of the leading motion graphic designers aided by her passion for films and her problem-solving attitude towards colleagues and clients.
Wanting to further develop her experience in motion graphics, in 2003 she started working for the recently founded Proxima Milano, which would soon become a beacon for motion graphics in Milan. Here she worked mainly on commercials, promos and TV show openings, not only as a motion designer, but often as a compositor and editor as well, for clients such as Mtv, Sky, Nickelodeon, Publicis, Ogilvy, Mother, Armando Testa, Fiat, Nestlé, Geox, HP and Hyundai.
An extensive knowledge of software and design, combined with a keen eye for details and typography, enabled her to rapidly come up with ideas, design storyboards and animate graphics while keeping the design quality to an exceptional standard.
Wishing to face a new challenge and life, in April 2011 she moved with her family to London. Here she started working as a freelance motion graphic designer for clients such as Carolina Melis from Nexus Productions, MPC (film and commercial), Prime Focus, DNEG, TFL, Drunk Elephant, SCJohnson and Chickenshed Theatre.
Her ability to work on a project from concept to completion has won her the esteem and trust of her clients, who know they can rely on her to get the job done on time, providing creative inputs along the way and ensuring an hassle-free work in progress. Along with her motion design career, Michela continuously engaged in designing books, posters and identities, with a particular emphasis on branding.